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Streetcars

Pullman 1908 Chicago Transit Authority 460
Pullman 1908
Chicago Transit Authority 460
Description:Double-end deck-roof PAYE

Equipment Information

The classic Chicago streetcar was epitomized by the “Old Pullman,” a deck-roof wooden car design of which Chicago had 600 examples. Chicago Transit Authority car 460 is one of those cars and is one of two “Old Pullmans” preserved at IRM. These cars were used all over the city but were best known on the north and west sides. They were used for more than 45 years in Chicago and were retired in the mid-1950s. Car 460 has been restored to its early 1950s appearance.

Chicago Transit Authority 460

Builder: Pullman
Year Built: 1908
Seats: 44
Length: 49ft 2in
Width: 8ft 9in
Height: 11ft 8in
Weight: 53000 lbs
Brakes: Straight Air
Motors: 3 GE 216A / 1 WH 319B
Control: K35G
Compressor: A4C
Trucks: Pull/Bald 150
Description: Double End / Double Truck / Deck Roof / Wood PAYE
Arrived: 1985
Condition: Complete / cosmetically restored / not operational

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CTA 460 Ownership History

1908-1914 – Chicago Railways
1914-1947 – Chicago Surface Lines
1947-1985 – Chicago Transit Authority
1985-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL